General Information - Location – northwest corner of the island
Bridget Barnwell Sams
Robert Sams, Jr. inherited
William and Phoebe (Jenkins) Waight purchased on Sams’ death
Phoebe Waight, daughter, inherited; married William Elliott.
See Myrtle Bank Plantation.
Land - 500 acres
Maps - Hack, "Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, before 1861"
Peeples, An Index to Hilton Head Island Names
Robert Sams, Jr. on the April 18, 1741 death of his mother, inherited from his mother, Bridget Barnwell Sams, the 500 acre plantation at the northwest corner of the island; he died without progeny and it was sold in 1760 to William and Phoebe (Jenkins) Waight of Beaufort, Phoebe being a daughter of Joseph Jenkins and Phoebe C whose parents were John Chaplin and Phoebe Ladson. Their daughter, yet another Phoebe, a beautiful, charming and vivacious heiress married William Elliott who first grew there in 1790 the famous long-stapled Sea Island cotton which he developed.
- Peeples, An Index to Hilton Head Island Names (Before the Contemporary Development), p. 42